These are real chewy and scrumptious peanut butter brownies. Can be whipped up in a jiffy.

Wendi

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom of one13x9 inch pan.

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  • In a small bowl blend the cream cheese, peanut butter, white sugar and 1 egg. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Stir in peanuts and set aside.

  • In a large bowl combine the brownie mix, water, oil and 2 eggs. Beat for fifty strokes with a wooden spoon.

  • Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Drop filling by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Pull a knife through the batter in wide curves, turn pan and repeat for a marbled effect.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool completely and cut into bars. Sore tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 18.1mg 6% DV; sodium 70.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
These brownies were fabulous. I wasn't sure what kind of delicious brownie mix to buy (they all look good) so I choose one with the extra chocolate packet;) I added a bit more peanut butter cream cheese and a tad more oil and they turned out to be fabulous-not greasy as I was worried. Also I added milk choc. chips and peanut butter chips (mixed bag)which added flavor and texture. My husband went crazy over them and I know the whole batch will be gone within 48 hours! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2008
I chose this recipe because I wanted something quick and easy made with ingredients on hand. These brownies don't slap you with peanut butter flavor but it is definitely there and they aren't bad. I didn't use the chopped nuts because I didn't have any but I thought the result wasn't affected by that. I was surprised that the brownies came out more cakelike than fudgy despite the "fudgy" recipe ingredient levels but then I thought abut it and the peeanut butter cream cheese filling adds an extra egg to the mixture so that would logically mean a more cakelike result. I might try it again but add only one egg to the brownie mix and 1/2 cup of water to see if the results were moister. My husband didn't like the way it came out as written. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
These brownies were fabulous. I wasn't sure what kind of delicious brownie mix to buy (they all look good) so I choose one with the extra chocolate packet;) I added a bit more peanut butter cream cheese and a tad more oil and they turned out to be fabulous-not greasy as I was worried. Also I added milk choc. chips and peanut butter chips (mixed bag)which added flavor and texture. My husband went crazy over them and I know the whole batch will be gone within 48 hours! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2003
I omitted the nuts as well. I added a bit more pb. These were good. Very rich. The only negative...I thought they came out a little greasier than the usual brownie but they were pretty good and a nice change of pace from the usual boxed brownie mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2008
These turned out great. I did end up adding more peanut butter. I also "swirled" by dropping in peanut butter mixture a little at a time rather than trying to swirl it all at once. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2008
I chose this recipe because I wanted something quick and easy made with ingredients on hand. These brownies don't slap you with peanut butter flavor but it is definitely there and they aren't bad. I didn't use the chopped nuts because I didn't have any but I thought the result wasn't affected by that. I was surprised that the brownies came out more cakelike than fudgy despite the "fudgy" recipe ingredient levels but then I thought abut it and the peeanut butter cream cheese filling adds an extra egg to the mixture so that would logically mean a more cakelike result. I might try it again but add only one egg to the brownie mix and 1/2 cup of water to see if the results were moister. My husband didn't like the way it came out as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2008
Chocolate 'n' Peanut Butter. You just can't lose! The changes I made: Five oz Neufchatel. One cup of RF PB. 2 extra tbs sugar. Omitted the egg in that mix and added a big ole' globber of butter instead. Omitted the peanuts but subbed in a handful or so of mini-chocolate chips on top of the swirled batter. Pulled these a bit early so they'd be extra ooey-gooey. Wonderful fresh outta the oven - all fally aparty warm goodness and even better chilled. I'm in trouble... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2004
When I made these I took everyone's advice and used one cup of peanut butter and maybe 5 ounces of cream cheese (estimated). They did leave enough "grease" on your hands to warrant a napkin but no one seemed to mind! I have gotten more compliments on these than anything else I've ever made! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2010
I used 1 cup of chunky PB and 5 oz. cream cheese as another reviewer suggested, and omitted one egg from the filling. I also added a teaspoon of Mexican vanilla... turned out awesome! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2009
Too cakelike and less fudgy than I wanted them to be. Also for some reason the layers did not meld together very well. This is likely my fault as this got tried late at night when I was extremely tired and distracted. They were tasty though so I do want to try them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
I made these for my son and his driving partner last week. I used two boxes of brownie mix 1 cup of creamy peanut butter 1 egg......and only 2 jumbo eggs with the 2 boxes of mix the rest of the recipe I used as printed. He texted me after they had driven off and said "good lord mom these brownies are unreal!!!" I'm getting ready to make another 13 by9 pan of them again for a Christmas buffet. Thanks Wendy for sharing!! Read More
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